Tag: DADT

Veterans Discharged for Being Gay Should Correct Records

More than 100,000 service members since World War II are estimated to have been forced out of the military for being gay, receiving a less-than-honorable discharge under old policies. During a Defense Department event this week celebrating June as LGBT Pride Month, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus called on gay and…

Transgender Military Service: Pentagon Announces Moratorium on Discharges

By Sheryl Estrada The Department of Defense (DOD) announced on Monday a moratorium on discharges of transgender service members in conjunction with a new six-month study to dissect its transgender policy. “Today’s announcement is welcome news, not just for the 15,500 transgender personnel serving currently, but for all Americans,” Palm…

Who Was Most Hurt By 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Black Women

Black women in the military disproportionately were discriminated against as part of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy. The study from the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) found that the number of military personnel discharged as a result of DADT were disproportionately women, Blacks, Latinos and Asians. In 2008,…

Romney Brings Marriage Inequality to Breakfast

Mitt Romney told a gay Vietnam war veteran that he wants to repeal the same-sex-marriage law in New Hampshire. Romney said during the campaign stop that he believes a marriage is between a man and a woman. See also: Observations on the End of DADT Ask the White Guy: What…

Ask the White Guy: Is It OK to Alter Your Standards to Conform to Another Culture

Luke Visconti’s Ask the White Guy column is a top draw on DiversityInc.com. Visconti, the founder and CEO of DiversityInc, is a nationally recognized leader in diversity management. In his popular column, readers who ask Visconti tough questions about race/culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age can expect smart,…